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    January 6, 2013
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raise. in fact, a lot of americans are simply going to lose their jobs. for the hollywood liberals and the real billionaires like warren buffet who want us to pay more taxes, even as their own lobbyist and attorneys make sure they keep their exemptions and their special loopholes, please spare me the self-serving nonsense that you want everyone to pay a fair share. you see, if the country called on me to sacrifice more, to stop evil, to build a better future for my grandchildren, or to help find a cure for dreaded diseases like cancer, alzheimer's for male pattern baldness, i might say, sure, count me in. but that's not what's happening with the increase in the tacks that we are paying. it's just more spending on stuff we can't afford and ultimately it will be paid for my americans not yet born. since we are mostly borrowing the money that we spend. my wife and i spent some time during the christmas break
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visiting the sacred grounds of real sacrifice for a real cause. on the normandy beaches of d-day, we stood where americans, britts and canadians mounted the largest, most ambitious and bloodiest amphibious in face in history. i stood on a deserted, quiet and peaceful omaha beach with the haunting memory that on june 6, 1944, the sand under my feet was red with the blood of americans from my father's generation, who if they survived the constant machine gunfire from nazi gunner, and huddled the seawall and climbed those hills to liberate france and eventually save the world. as we participated in the flag lower ceremony, at the end of the day in the american battlefield memorial ceremony at omaha beach, the carefully lined crosses represented the thousands for whom sacrifice was much more than a percentage of
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their income. it was 100% of their own hopes, dreams and lives. buried in france on land that americans proudly and respectfully oversee to preserve the dignity of their beth. stewart robinson, a local historian who spent the day with us took us to a place where american private john steal parachuted as part of the airborne operation and his parachute got caught on the steep elf the church in the center of the town. a scene that was immortalized in the classic film "the longest day." what they came to fight was made clear as we made our way to poland and there visited the nazi death camps. to stand in the very room where more than a million fellow human beings were mured in an attempt to annihilate the entire jewish population was sobering. to be able to sacrifice income
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to stop the holocaust and the insanity behind it would be a noble thing but we aren't being asked to sacrifice to mac our country stronger. we are being asked to pay more to make it weaker by making us a nation no longer focused on stopping evil and building real hope and faith for future generations, but simply spending money to give away for political paybacks and enriching the already privileged class at the very top anden slaving the dependent class at the very bottom. i'm inspired by once this country once did to stand for something. i'm just disgusted that we have now fallen for the lives and spinelessness of self-serving politicians. [applause] >> for my first guest is not one of those people about whom i have just spoken. he voted against the fiscal cliff deal because it did not include a serious plan for reducing our debt and he's also leading the effort to freeze pay
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for members of congress. joining me now, wisconsin congressman sean duffy. welcome. >> good to see you, governor. >> i want to say thank you. and i admire you for having the courage to vote against a deal that you just didn't feel like was right. why did you vote against the fiscal cliff deal? >> thank goodness i didn't vote yes and then come to this show. i think you are right on, governor. you have some good things. we want to lock in our tax rates, bring certainty to those. we avoided the dairy cliff, that was a good thing, but we didn't cut spending. we extended the unemployment insurance and will spend another $30 billion in the next year. we have to get serious about spending reform. i think to your point, who are the real victims of this policy? it's not -- it's not anyone in this generation. it is the little kids, preschoolers, kindergartners, the second graders. they will inherit a lower standard of living from the
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fiscaller responsibility of politicians today. we have to get our act together. we borrow 43 cents of every dollar we spend. if you don't have pomtitions that are willing to stand up to the president, who has no interest in reforming the way we spend. his first proposal to us was to borrow, to tax $1.6 trillion. and then not reduce the deficit but to add in another stimulus bill of $50 billion in 2013. he's a classic tax and spend liberal. we have to change our ways. there was one great hope left and it's the house of representatives. we can do it but we have to get our act together. >> the precurser that many of us see this vote being, to the debt ceiling fight that's still ahead. >> yeah. >> will that result in the house saying, look, we aren't going to continue to just let you borrow money if uv no intention of stopping the runaway spending? >> i'm just going from my freshman year to sophomore year. i've been there two years. a lot of us thought from barack
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obama would be may have like bill clinton. once he lost big in the first off election year, 2010, he would come to the center. he didn't do that. and so now you see our house conference. i was just there yesterday. they are more focused than ever to engage in this fight, whether it's going to be during the debt limit debate that will come in two months or we have a c. o. debate, which the government is only funded through the end of march this year. so to fund the government for the rest of the year we will have another opportunity for a spending fight. but you have people that are now ready to engage in a way like never before to make sure we reform spendingave the country. >> we mentioned one of the things you did sponsor was a piece of legislation that says you will freeze the pay for members of congress. a lot of people would say bravo. if you don't reduce the deficit, maybe there ought to be a reduction in pay. everyone knew in washington you had this deadline and nobody
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seemed to get serious about it until about midnight on put 1st of december. >> simpson-bowles made a recommendation we should have a three-year pay freeze for federal workers, excluding the military. we did it for two. i introduced a bill to extend it for the third year. it passed the house, as usual. the senate didn't pick it up. then the president came forward and he, by executive order, offered everyone a pay raise. we dealt with that actually in the fiscal cliff. but looking at the deal how it was negotiate the on the fiscal cliff, it was done at 2:00 in the morning on new year's eve. half of america was sleeping, the other half was in the bag, and no one knew what was happening. that's not the way good policy should work. but i think because the president wasn't willing to negotiate with us honestly, moving forward, i think the speaker and a lot of americans are angry at him. i think he's done a good job. the speaker understands that the house has to absolutely work. you can't put two, three, five guys in a room and negotiate. the house has to put forward legislation that reduces spending, reforms spending and
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fixes the debt limit and fixings the c. o. that's coming up. if we do it and allow it to work its will, america can see how it works and what our plans are. in the senate wants to come with us and the president as well, great we will resolve, it but if not we will have another cliff on our hands. >> will there be a possibilities of a shut down of at least part of the government? nobody wants to see the entire government shut down. that's not something that anyone desires. but we don't want to continue to see just ignoring the reality of an economic disaster. >> i don't want to predict that, governor. i'll just say that our conference is more focused an ever. we are more heart ended than every to make sure we reduce spending. and some believe that the president doesn't have any interest in reforming. and if he doesn't come to the table with us and negotiate with us, that is a possibility. but if you took him at face value, the president says listen, i want to have a bipartisan approach that is balanced. one where i get more revenue, right? and he got that in this deal, and then he wants to reduce
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spending. let's hope that's just not words, he will come to the table with us and negotiate in a fair and honest way. if he does, we can avoid any government shut down, any more cliffs, and we can put america on a trajectory of balance where we save our next generation to have to pay for thisser responsibility. if i look at the last two years, i'm not going to hold my breath, governor. it's going to be a challenge for us. >> if you did, you would be turning blue very soon. the other day when you were sworn in for your new term, speaker boehner was there to do it, you have a beautiful family. >> thank you. >> a lovely wife and six wonderful children. and i just got to show this. this is the speaker after the swearing in, he's trying so diligently to talk to one of your daughters who wants nothing to do with it. i wonder, had she -- had she been talking to nancy pelosi or something? watch this. she just says, no, i don't want anything. this is just priceless. it's stop, drop and roll. get away from this guy. [laughter] >> we have six kids and we
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wanted to go in and take a nice picture with him and if you have kids you know it never works out the way you want. the speaker was great. he said i think you are one of my conference members that want to get away from me. >> it was priceless and i think it's one of the things that i love about you most is your dedication to your family. and the reason that you want to go to congress because you realize that if you don't stand for their future, they don't have one. so i hope that you never lose that focus because, quite frankly, all the politics in the world isn't worth losing a generation of americans, which i fear we are going to do if we don't get our spending under control. >> that's right, governor. >> congressman, great to have you here. >> always a pleasure. thank you. >> congressman sean duffy of wisconsin. okay, i want to ask you something. did you notice your paycheck was a little smaller this week? the president promised the middle class wouldn't have a tax increase but they got one. fox business network charlie gasparino will break it down for us when we return. >> i will like to hear from you. go to my website,
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mikehuckabee.com. tell me what you think or sign up for my facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can find a link to that and
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>> a simple day to pray for our nation and leaders regardless of their party or yours. washington doesn't seem to be listening to us. so maybe they will listen to god. there's a link for more information at mikehuckabee.com or you can go to adaytopray.com. >> he says when it comes to the fiscal cliff deal, the cure is worse than the disease. joining me now is fox business network senior correspondent charlie gasparino.
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charlie, good to have you back. [applause] >> you have talked about the fiscal cliff deal as basically stunting the growth of the economy. why? >> look at in this way. this is just one of the tacks that gets kicked in. president obama considers himself a progressive, particularly on the tacks. the more you make, the more you pay. he just instituted the most regressive tax you can think of. a payroll tax that hits every income category the same. everybody will be paying more taxes because of this deal. just on that basis this is bad. i can't believe the republicans let him get away with it. i can't believe the press allowed president obama to tax people who make $50,000 a year. that is called regressive taxings. >> two% of that is $1,000. you can figure it up. but the best way is for people to look at their own paycheck if they got a weekly pay clerk or look at it next week and see if it's different. we have some employees at fox they got their paycheck and said, whoa, it's less than it is.
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>> now they are starting to take social security taxes out. that is unaffected by what's going on now. still you get to understand just how many taxes are taken out of your paycheck. even if you are an average person. one of the demigods in this debate is big business. they came out and said everyone needs to pay more taxes. guess where the tacks hit the most? small business. you think a small business that makes $400,000 a year or 450, making a lot of money, think of this way. they are employing ten, fifteen people, that's a lot of people. probably to make their profit more they will have to lay some people off and they will do this in the teeth of the economy looking like it's starting to get a little better or at least stay on the same crummy plane that it was on and not getting worse. so i think this is a really bad deal. i think the economy is going to suffer for this. i'll tell you, i really think that the press needs to be taken to the woodshed on this. to be talking about small businesses that make $450,000 a year, to put them on the same
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plane as warren buffett is insane. >> and this, the last spending bill that congress just put through, there were subsidies for companies like ge and jp morgan chase. seriously? like they need right now a tax subsidy from the middle class of america? but they are getting it. >> that's part of the dog and phoney show. the ceo of goldman sachs says nice things about the president. he said the president, as far as he was concerned, is willing to be serious about getting his hands around the budget deficit with this deal. the ceo of ge, the same sort of stuff. guess what, it never happened. they were promises for president obama and basically in terms of -- in exchange for being promises, guess what, they got tax subsidies. >> charlie you watch wall street as close as anybody. the interesting thing is the dow jumped up 100 points after the so-called deal. a lot of people said the stock market reacted favorably to the
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deal. >> i would just say that don't base sort of the merits of the deal based on the headlines. that's what stock traders do. they are very headliners or robots. by the way, some of them are robots. after the bank bailouts in 2008 with i covered extensively, markets shot up short term and then it went down to depression era levels in march, 2009. propped up by the fed. the markets are really trading off the fed right now. the fed printing money. that's what traders like to see. they think it will inflate the economy. it probably does, but i think in the long-term it hurts as well. >> you don't see this as being a banner year for the economy? doesn't sound like? >> no. i think you will see more sort of stuff coming out of washington that's not good. i saw the congressman on before. sounds like they are threatening at least a fight over the debt ceiling. i would say this to him and his colleagues, speaker bainer and eric cantor. be really careful with this
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debate. this is more nuclear than the other one. if you are really serious about playing chick win the president. give him a plan so we don't have to default on our debt. because if we ever default. and i'll tell you, barack obama may say let's just default. he may stick it to them. but if that does happen, there's real long-term damage. it will make the financial crisis look like a day in the park. so they should come to the table with a plan. here are the 15 things we have to do before we default and in the meantime we are going to negotiate hard with the president. >> charlie, always great to have you. look forward to seeing you soon and thanks for the inside. charlie gasparino, fox business network [applause] >> well, hollywood celebrities are advocating the banning of guns while making millions shooting guns in violent and bloody scenes in their own movies. plus, why one french actor who thinks he's being taxed too much would rather live in red russia. it's all in the quotes of the week when we return. [applause]
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>> we are less than a week into the new year, but the notables and quotables are already starting to poor in. the tragic school shooting in newtown, connecticut, last month has ignited a national debate on gun control and it's brought a group of celebrities together for a public service announcement demanding a gun control plan. >> columbine. >> virginia tech, tucson, aurora, fort hood, newtown, newtown, new than. >> how many more? how many more? how many more colleges. >> how many more classrooms? >> well, gun rights advocates noted that a good amount of the stars in that video had
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something in common. and reedited that clip to show the hypocrisy. >> newtown. [gunfire] >> newtown. [gunfire] >> how many more? [gunfire] >> how many more? how many more colleges? >> how many more classrooms? >> okay. i can understand people are like that. >> you know, you don't have to say a whole lot. i mean, it's been pretty amazing that many people who believe that if we just somehow took firearms away from people who legally own them and who responsibly care for them and take care of them that somehow we would end the horrible crimes that none of us want. we never want to see them again. but we aren't addressing so many of the other issues that factor in. issues like mental health. people having access to weapons who aren't stable and sane. and then the real reality that while you and i might be able to watch a hollywood movie with a lot of violence and not feel
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anywhere compelled to go and commit mass murder, a crazy person, a person who is mentally unbalanced, could be somehow influenced by that. i think what we are trying to say is that if we are really going to address the issue of a all violence. more people last year in america were murdered by a hammer than a rifle. maybe we should have some public service announcements about hammers. while our own president successfully led the effort to raise tax on his definition of the rich, france's new socialist president pushed a 75% income tax rate for millionaires there. famous french actor gerard depardieu is not pleased. he vowed to leave his native homeland to avoid the tax hike. where did he choose to move? russia. that's. the former soviet union. on thursday vladimir putin accepted depardieu's sit den
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ship application. after hearing the great news the actor said, and i quote, i love your country, russia. your people, your history, your writers. i love your culture, your way of thinking. my father was once a communist and listened to the radio in moscow. this is also part of my culture. that may be. the irony here is that a country that tried socialism and found that it failed is now attracting the people who are in a country that is now trying socialism and it's failing. the tax rate in russia where depardieu is going is 13%, not 75%. do you honestly think it was the culture of russia that persuaded depardieu to leave france for russia? have you ever been to russia in the winter? [laughter] think 13% just sounds better than 75%, even if minus 20 degrees doesn't sound as good as 50 degrees.
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there you go. hobby-lobby, the craft store chain founded on christian believes, appealed a part of obamacare to offer insurance to employees to cough day after abortion pills. they are facing a hefty fine if they ignore the mandate. here is what david green says. he says it goes beyond the biblical principles we have run this company since day one. if we refuse to comply, we could face $1.3 million per day in government fines. it's sad when any branch of government, when any department, agency of government, would somehow believe that it has the power to dictate the limits of an individual, or for that matter a business' conscious, particularly when their conscious forms from deeply held spiritual convictions and
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beliefs. have we really come to the place in america where now we are supposed to bow our knee to the god of government rather than to the god of our own hearts? all we can do is hope that the courts make some better sense out of this than the current government has. coming up, when a panhandler asks you for money on the street, do you reach into your pocket or do you just keep on walking? one woman was faced with that choice 26 years ago. that's when a hungry little boy asked her for some change. the choice she made made all the difference. their story is going to inspire you to make a difference, as well, and you are going to meet both of them when we come back. you do not want to miss this. you do not want to miss this. stay with us.
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in her head. secretary of state will be in the office during the day with a closed door meeting with her staff. it's a week packed with meetings. she has nearly a dozen on her schedule including three at the white house. the u.s. rejecting a new peace proposal from syrian president ba bash sar assad. calling for assad to step aside saying his claim is an attempt at staying in power. the u.n. estimates the up rising that began against assad's regime nearly two years ago claimed at least 60,000 4r50i6s. i am mary ann raf perrafferty. you are watching the most powerful name in news, fox news channel. huckabee. >> in 1986 this woman was walking to work in new york. she passed an 11-year-old boy named maurice who said he was hungry and he asked her for money to buy food.
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she kept walking but then stopped and walked back to morris and offered to take him to mcdonalds for a burger. his mom was on drug and his dad in a street gaining. she knew he needed more than just a meal that afternoon. for the next four years they met every monday for lunch and today, after 26 years, they consider each other family. their story is told in a remarkable new book called the invisible thread. one welcome laura and maurice. [applause] >> this is one of the most touching and inspiring stories that i have read in a long time. the book is fantastic. and i thought if you made this up, i wouldn't have believed it, but it's a true story. you walked by this kid, just a few blocks from our studio here in new york and he said i would
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like some change, i'm hungry. you walked by but then you turned around. why? why did you turn around. >> i turned around because of what resonated with me that i'm hungry. i had never seen an 11-year-old panhandler before so i just couldn't believe he said those words. so i went back and said to him, you know what, we will go to mcdonald's. but it's interesting, i think that our lives take us in directions and sometimes there are no accidents. you know, when i was 25 years old, my mother died when she was 47 at a very young age. she was my rock. and what comforted me throughout my entire adult life was the fact that she was this angel that overlooked me and watched over me. and i absolutely believe that she knew that i needed something more in my life and she knew that maurice needed someone to care for him and she brought us together.
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>> it's amazing because you are two being about the standpoint what he did for you even though most of us would say, wow, laura, what you did for maurice. had she given you a couple bucks and said go get something to eat, things would be different. >> definitely. if she gave me a couple bucks and said, hey, kid, go get something to eat, my life would be different. i grew up with a bunch of drug dealers and addicts. i live two blocks away from her and my whole environment was drug, violence and chaos. and that's all i knew. but when i met laura, my whole life changed and it changed for the better. >> did you have a hard time thinking this lead is actually going to take me to eat and she's going to walk in central park with me and she's going to take me to a place and buy me the first steak i have ever had in my life? what were you thinking as an 11-year-old boy in the same sweat pants that you wore all the time because it's all you had? >> i thought that she was a godsend. i thought, you know, someone was
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looking over me to send me an angel. and that's what i believe. i believe the lord sent me an angel when he sent me laura. >> no question. as i read the story, and it's just so compelling, laura, did you expect this to turn into a 26 year relationship? at what point did you realize this is not just me taking a kid out to lunch? >> well, you know, you never could imagine that when we met that day that maurice would not only change my life, but i would change his life and ultimately there would be such an incredible ripple effect to the point where his children today will never know from drugs and violence. never could have imagined it. >> maurice you are now married and you have how many children? >> i have seven children. >> ranging from six to
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twenty-one years old. you have your own contracting business. >> i have a small contracting business and i'm doing pretty well as far as life is concerned. i just believe that love and happiness is the most pleasure you can get out of life and that's what i have. i remember when laura took me to her sister's house, and this is the point that my life had changed. you know, laura always asked me what was the greatest thing about her sister's house. her sister had a lawn and she had a backyard, basement, everything was in it, all types of toys and things. we went bike riding. but the one thing that stood out to me was the table that her sister had. her sister had a long table and we sat down and we ate and they shared love across that table with their family. >> you had never seen that before, had you? >> i had never seen that before. >> had you ever had a meal with your family, your own parents? >> no, not on the table. >> never? >> and the beauty about that is from that point on that was the
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first time i ever dreamed about doing anything in life. and today i have a small apartment in manhattan and i don't have a living room, i have a dining room with a long table. [laughter] [applause] >> i love it. with seven kids you need a long table. there's a great story out of the book that was very touching. laura you asked if you could help him have lunch at school because that was something, the only meal you really got but you wanted to have a hundred inch a brown bag. explain why that mattered to you that it came in a brown bag? >> well, the reason why i believed that it came in a brown bag and it mattered to me, when i went to school i would often go to school and i would see all the kids coming with their lunch in their brown paper bag and for me, i knew someone cared about them. and i knew someone loved them. they put that -- they put time in to give them their lunch in a brown paper bag. so laura asked me one day, that
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she said i would give you money or i can make you lunch. and i told her listen, i really don't want your money. but if you can put my lunch in a brown paper bag, it would make the world of difference for me because someone would know, the kids would know when i come to school that someone cared about me. >> laura, what did that say to you when he said that? >> it actually took my breath away. >> yeah, it does mine hearing about it. >> it took my breath away. but here i was, and this 11-year-old kid was teaching me things. he taught me the definition of bunch in a brown paper bag. the bag is only brown paper but what you put into it is something we all call love. and he knew that he wanted lunch in a brown paper bag over money. >> that is just -- >> it is one of the most touching stories in the book. >> the book is called an invisible thread. where did the title come from? >> you know, it's -- it's an
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incredible story. i love the story because about a month before my co-author and i, and he's here today as well, we couldn't come one a name. every name i came up with, he didn't like and every name he came up with i didn't. and i had to go buy a card and i used to like to go to my local card store. i never bought a card and i'm looking at this card and it said there is an old saying about an invisible thread that connects those that are destined to meet and i opened up the card and it said, "i'm so happy you are in my life and happy birthday." and i thought, oh, my god, that is exactly the relationship that maurice and i have. it's an invisible thread. i ran upstairs and said, oh, my god, i have the name, it's an invisible thread. and what is so interesting is i've received so many e-mails from so many people saying i have this really special
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relationship with this person, but i have never known the definition of it. and basically what you have done with your book is define my relationship. we were meant to be in each other's lives. it wasn't an invisible thread that connected us. >> speaking of birthdays, at one of your birthdays maurice was there to offer a toast. it is very special. we have a little tape of it. let's watch. >> at that moment she saved my life because i was going down the wrong road, the wrong hill. my mother, bless her soul, my mother died, and my mother was on drugs at the time. and the lord sent me an angel. and my angel was laura and i'm so glad that i'm at your 50th birthday. >> isn't that the best toast ever? >> that is the best toast ever. >> and do you know that when he
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came to the party, i said to him, by the way, i said very few people are going to milquetoast but i would love for you to make a toast. and like an hour later he made that toast. >> it was absolutely fantastic. you ought to be the head of the coast masters you were so good at it, maurice. a couple things i want to mention. all our audience members are going to get a copy of the book, "the invisible thread." and they will love it. if you have not yet read it, let me assure you it's a book worth getting. you need something to inspire you and make you feel good again, and i promise you this book will want to make you stand up and do something nice for people, which is part of what you are trying to do. it's a project you are involved in and i want you to share with us. share our strength, no kid hungry. part of our profits from the book will go to that project. >> and i have to say i'm so excited about the partnership and i feel enormously blessed we are able to give back to an organization that has for over
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25 years been trying to end childhood hunger. you know this organization was started by billy shore and his sister, debbie, 25 years ago. what they do every day is try to supply food for children at school, as well as during the summer. i feel so -- we both feel so blessed that we are at a place in our lives now we can continue to give back. you know, what we talked about in the book all the time is how one simple gesture can make an enormous difference. how one act of kindness can change a person's life. >> laura and maurice god bless you for being here. what a wonderful and needed story for all of us to have here on this new year. >> thank you. >> god bless you. thank you. >> well, emotions can affect judgment and can leave to self-destruct i have behavior. up next, coach ken lindner how
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you can control them so you don't have to deal with the consequences of your bad actions. we will be right back.
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>> we hear about it happening time after time after time. high-powered people with big egos acting on their emotions and making mistakes that derail
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their status or career. our next guest says making bad choices based on impulses is not just exclusive to people in power. it can happen to anyone, including you. he writes about it in his new book "your killer emotions, the seven steps to mastering the emotion and the impulses that sabotage you." ken, great to have you here. >> god bless you. >> we have seen so many people in public life, this past year david petraeus, before that anthony weiner, people in high places, bill clinton and others who made very, very foolish decisions. and these are smart, smart people. why do they do it? >> well, first of all, i have been counseling people for over 30 years, governor, to make great life choices. one thing i have learned is when you let your emotions, whether sadness, anger, resentment, or your urges overpower your best
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judgment, your reasonnening processes, you can make self sabotaging decisions. so you think about david petraeus or eliot spitzer or any of the people that you just mentioned, they did not consider the consequences ever their acts. maybe if they had, they would not have done what they did. but they let those urges, their emotions, just sabotage them. >> but this isn't just about people who are celebrities or people who are in high places. >> not at all. >> just people make foolish decisions based on their impulses and urges. >> absolutely. we are a quick-fix society. as i talk about in your killer emotions, a lots of times when he we are angry, enraged or sad, when we feel hopeless, we can't to get a quick fix. we want to do something to make us feel better but oftentimes the quick fix decisions are counter to what we really want in our lives and that is really, really destructive. >> so what's the key? how do i control the feelings,
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the urges, the emotions that can really trip you up and get you in a mess? >> well, in my book there are seven steps. but let me give you a few tips. first, you never want to make a life choice when you are angry, when you are stressed, when you are hurt. take some time. relax. think about it overnight. two, you always want to know what you want to get out of an interaction. of, out of a decision. every political figure needs to know what they want to keep whatever it is, their agenda going. whatever that is, you need to know what you want. you need to also, as i said earlier, be consequence cognizant. think about either the most heinous consequences of your act. david petraeus, you can lose your career, you risk your marriage, all ever that. but also think about the very positive consequences of what you can do, as well. that will lead you to make a
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great decision and being consequence cognizant when you talk about the heinous consequences, that will hopefully preclude you from making a destructive life choice. >> ken, how important is it to have accountability with other human, so there is somebody sort of checking off on the way we are reacting and what we are doing. is that an important part of protecting ourselves? >> absolutely. but i really feel itself generated. you need to identify that there is a flaw that has been going on, that you have been making bad life choices. you take the cigarette, you take the drink, you go back to the bad girl or the bad guy. you let somebody push your emotional buttons either in your family or at the workplace. you need to identify it and then you need to think about a better life choice which you can prepare before you actually have to make that life choice. hopefully you can visualize what it is you want to do and then act it out at crunch time. >> well, i hope it's something people will take note of. they need to protect themselves
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and the best way to do it is just not make a lot of emotional and snap decisions. ken lindner, thank you very much. great to have you here. >> it's a pleasure to be here. >> thank you [applause] >> well, they have performed for popular musicians like jon bon jovi, and have entertained guests at some of fox news' biggest names. coming up next, you will love them, the east coast band is here with
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>> they are one of the premiere party bands on the east coast. they have performed for celebrities like billy joel and jerry sign meld. pollings and even bill o'reilly and sean hannity. they feature big mike lynn were.
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will you please welcome the east coast band. it's great to have you guys here. [applause] >> all right, mike, you were on american idol, season nine. one of the finalists. was that whole experience surreal to be part of american idol? >> it was crazy, man. it was intense. you watch it for so many years and then to be in those shoes and be in that stage in front of simon and randy, it was crazy. >> now you are with the east coast band. linda is a long time producer for sean hannity's radio show. we've been trying to get linda on our show for ever and ever. [applause] >> linda, when you are not working with sean and radio, this is really what you want to be doing. >> yeah. this is my dream. i love playing and east coast is a great bond. i'm lucky to be a part of it and playing with great people. >> what are we going to do today? >> eddie floyd? a little stacks going, okay.
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wasting your money. we will go two-miles under ground in the state of ohio and dig deep into a coal mine and see first hand how the obama administration war on coal is impacting many american families. first what does 2013 hold for conservatives and the republican party. what should be the gop agenda be for the new year. morning of america former drug czar bill bennett. welcome back. >> happy new year. how are you, sean? >> basic question. owe ma wins but the republicans stay in the house. what should they be thinking the republicans thinker the final stopgap against the obama administration. how should they see themselves. >> they are one of the major stopgaps. the other should be the american people. the founder said the last
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protection is the american people. >> but the american people vote ford obama. they voted for divided government really. >> a lot of them did. we have to argue people made a mistake and we have to understand why they are at risk and more at risk with this administration. you give up on the american people you give up. they may have been lulled into an acquiesce sense to obama and notoriety and fame. they are the ultimate. >> in america five years ago if i would have told you that states would vote for gay marriage, you probably wouldn't have believed it because 30 some odd states rejected it. legalizing marijuana for recreational use it has the country moved